17thwallfloweravenue:

talentedkanjar:

datkidfrombk:

*after being called cassius clay at the weigh ins*
"My name is Muhammad Ali and you will announce it right there in the center of that ring after the fight, if you don’t do it now.I will punish you!"

Ali bloodied Terrell and almost knocked him out in the eighth round, Ali taunted Terrell throughout the match hitting him with sharp jabs and shouting between punches, “What’s my name?” ”what’s my name?” “Say It!” Terrell couldn’t defend himself anymore -all he could do was put his gloves up to his face,Both eyes were cut,His left eye was completely closed by the end of the eighth round. The right eye was closing.But The fight still lasted 15 rounds.You know why it lasted 15 rounds? That’s how long  Ali wanted it to last.He wanted to punish terrell.He wanted to tell the world What his name was.
In the 12th round terrell finally said Muhammad Ali.

Yup. King fo shizzle.

17thwallfloweravenue:

talentedkanjar:

datkidfrombk:

*after being called cassius clay at the weigh ins*

"My name is Muhammad Ali and you will announce it right there in the center of that ring after the fight, if you don’t do it now.I will punish you!"

Ali bloodied Terrell and almost knocked him out in the eighth round, Ali taunted Terrell throughout the match hitting him with sharp jabs and shouting between punches,What’s my name?” ”what’s my name?” “Say It!” Terrell couldn’t defend himself anymore -all he could do was put his gloves up to his face,Both eyes were cut,His left eye was completely closed by the end of the eighth round. The right eye was closing.But The fight still lasted 15 rounds.You know why it lasted 15 rounds? That’s how long  Ali wanted it to last.He wanted to punish terrell.He wanted to tell the world What his name was.

In the 12th round terrell finally said Muhammad Ali.

Yup. King fo shizzle.

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queergiftedblack:

Stopped by @TheGladDayBookshop today to pick up some mail and remembered it was time for a new journal. I write my thoughts, proposals  and all my incredibly long to do lists. And when I saw this brown girl with a head full of flowers I knew I found the right one. Plus they are 50% off. #journals #writers #artists #supportlocalbusiness

queergiftedblack:

Stopped by @TheGladDayBookshop today to pick up some mail and remembered it was time for a new journal. I write my thoughts, proposals and all my incredibly long to do lists. And when I saw this brown girl with a head full of flowers I knew I found the right one. Plus they are 50% off. #journals #writers #artists #supportlocalbusiness

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daydreamof:

thotiemusprime:

remember-themonsters:

cotille:

SPACE FUCKS ME UP

This shit is scary as fuck

This fascinates me and then it doesn’t all in the same breath.

This gives me hope that maybe My future Hubby is just in another galaxy 1,0000000000 light  years away and is just as lonely as me. And one day with his alien tech. Is going to fly in the night sky out of anguish  and crash on a asteroid full of nitrogen which will instantly freeze him. Since he will be  alien it wont kill him and the asteroid will get sucked in a black hole that ends in our solar system and spit him out in earths atmosphere at which the asteroid will land and with his alien senses he will find me and marry me….Really neat post though how huge space is.

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micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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Anonymous asked:

Hey, i'm really sorry to bother, but can you help explain Yellowface a bit more? I dont really understand how white paint is yellowface since it isnt yellow but my reading isnt good because i have autism im sorry

thisisnotjapan answered:

yellow-face.com

Yellowface is another example of the racism prevalent in American culture. Yellowface means more than a white person wearing make-up to look Asian. It also describes the systematic bias against hiring real Asians to play Asian roles shown by white producers, directors, and others who control the depiction of Asians in popular culture through casting decisions and the propagation of racist Asian stereotypes and caricatures. 

Racist Asian Stereotypes

When Asian immigrants first arrived in the United States, they were welcomed as cheap labor. But after the California gold rush brought a flood of Asian immigrants to California, the cheap Asian labor began to be seen as a threat. What began as neutral or amusing stereotypical caricatures of Asians soon took on more negative connotations.

Coolie
Coolie

The “Coolie” stereotype originated with Chinese laborers in the 1850s as a means of preventing Chinese from entering the skilled trades. The lowest-paying unskilled jobs were called “coolie labor” or “n****r work.”
 

Yellow Peril
Yellow Peril

The “Yellow Peril” or pollutant stereotype began to take hold in 1890s California. Asians were viewed as alien and a threat to wage-earners, and a movement began that had the goal of making California racially pure.
 

Deviant
Deviant

The “Deviant” stereotype was a response to the movement of Asians from common labor to household servants, laundrymen, and operators of opium dens, and the importation of women for prostitution.
 

Dragon Lady
Dragon Lady

Asian women have often been portrayed as cunning “Dragon Ladies” — aggressive or opportunistic sexual beings or predatory gold diggers. Non-threatening stereotypes include servile Lotus Blossoms, China dolls, and Geisha girls.
 

Gook
Gook

The “Gook” stereotype originated with the US Military during the Korean War as a generic term for Asians, and became more popular during the Vietnam War. A gook is an invisible and powerful enemy with superhuman endurance and ability to absorb punishment.

 Model Minority
Model Minority

The “Model Minority” stereotype originated in the 1950s as a representation of successful assimilation of Asians that was contrasted with the less successful assimilation of Blacks and Hispanics.

Legal Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Immigrants

As a trickle turned into a flood, (between 1850 and 1930, about one million Asians from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and India came to the United States) a backlash soon developed.

Yellowface on Stage

"Yellowface" portrayals date to at least 1767 in the United States, when Arthur Murphy’s theatrical work The Orphan of China was presented in Philadelphia. 

Yellowface in Film and TV

Whites in Yellowface have a long history on screen, beginning with Mary Pickford’s Cio-Cio San in Madame Butterfly (1915). 

Yellowface Whitewashing

A phenomenon wherein white actors are cast to portray what were originally non-white characters is called “whitewashing.” Instead of using yellow face makeup, the film makers change the race or origin of the characters.

Yellowface in Europe

The most blatant contemporary example of Yellowface in Western European media is a character created by Dutch TV and later adopted by Danish TV called Ushi; a caricature of a Japanese woman, but played by white women. 

Yellowface Caricatures in Politics

In 1997, The National Review magazine published an illustrated cover of then President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, in stereotypical Oriental garb and featuring caricatured features, buck teeth and slanted eyes.

Cornrows originated in Africa and the Caribbean — their very name indicates agriculture, planting, and labor. “In Trinidad, we call them ‘cane rows,’ because of slaves planting sugar cane,” says Patrice Grell Yursik, author of the blog AfroBella. They are an intrinsic part of the Black tradition for both men and women or, as Davis puts it, “They’re part of our cultural and artistic vocabulary.”